vine

noun
\ˈvīn \

Definition of vine 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a plant whose stem requires support and which climbs by tendrils or twining or creeps along the ground also : the stem of such a plant

b : any of various sprawling herbaceous plants (such as a tomato or potato) that lack specialized adaptations for climbing

vine

verb
vined; vining

Definition of vine (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to form or grow in the manner of a vine

Examples of vine in a Sentence

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Place tomatoes on the vine and rosemary in skillet, drizzle with 2 teaspoon oil and season with salt and pepper. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Seared Steak with Blistered Tomatoes," 17 Aug. 2018 Guests will find a selfie-ready seating area with two vibrant red armchairs in front of a concrete geometric wall, painted bright green and festooned with white flowers and vines. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Alice in Wonderland-themed bar Hatter and Hare now open in Phoenix," 12 July 2018 Trim tall grass, weeds, and vines as mosquitoes use these areas to rest during hot daylight hours, and landscaping to prevent water from pooling in low-lying areas. Mary Spicuzza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in Milwaukee County: Here's how to protect yourself," 29 June 2018 What are some methods to improve this situation so that a small ornamental tree, evergreen shrubs, vines and perennials will be happy, faster? OregonLive.com, "How to clear soil choked with old roots: Ask an expert," 6 June 2018 Racer’ has short vines and produces two to three, strong-handled, blocky pumpkins weighing 12 to 16 pounds each. Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Indianapolis Star, "The Hoosier Gardener: Race-themed plants cross the finish line," 25 May 2018 Artillery, air strikes, and tank attacks had long since denuded the ridge of vegetation, but the surrounding hillsides and valleys were a jungle of trees and vines. Garrett M. Graff, WIRED, "The Untold Story of Robert Mueller's Time in Combat," 15 May 2018 On Hashima Island, a 16-acre patch of land off the southern coast of Japan, grass and vines and flowers flourish as concrete and steel wither. National Geographic, "Abandoned 'Battleship Island' Is Crumbling. Can It Be Saved?," 20 Apr. 2018 Meghan's onscreen wedding is decorated with hanging lights and an altar of flowers and vines. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Looked Like a Princess in Her Wedding Dress on 'Suits'," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of vine

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Verb

1796, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vine

Noun

Middle English, from Anglo-French vigne, from Latin vinea vine, vineyard, from feminine of vineus of wine, from vinum wine — more at wine

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vine

noun

English Language Learners Definition of vine

: a plant that has very long stems and that grows along the ground or up and around something (such as a wall or tree)

vine

noun
\ˈvīn \

Kids Definition of vine

: a plant whose stem requires support and which climbs by tendrils or twining or creeps along the ground

Other Words from vine

vinelike \-​ˌlīk \ adjective

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